Saturday, February 28, 2009

40 per cent of Cancers Avoidable

Changing diet could cut 40 per cent of cancers |

The Metro Reports

"Almost 40 per cent of cancer cases could be prevented by changing diet from red meat and alcohol to fruit and vegetables. A major study from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) found that an estimated 39 per cent of 12 major cancers could be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle."

Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutritionist London says "It's so tragic that so many people are suffering and dying horrible deaths due to insufficient nutrients and dysfunctional immune systems due to poor diets."

"There will always be those who choose to abuse their bodies with poor food choices, alcohol and smoking but for everyone elase is to insure the information is always there to make an informed choice"

"Too many lunchtime and snack options have no ingredients listings let alone nutritional information. Consumers should avoid retailers who keep tight lipped on the cheap low quality ingredients they use and the nutritional value. They obviously have something to hide.

Health and Beauty

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Laxatives can kill - hospitals warned

Patient safety watchdog warns hospitals to review laxatives prescriptions

A patient safety watchdog, The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), is warning hospitals to review how they administer laxatives to patients after it received 218 reports of mistakes being made, including one patient dying.

Coffee and stroke risk

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Coffee cuts stroke risk;

"This study will not change my overall opinion of coffee" says nutritionist and fertility expert Yvonne Bishop-Weston. We have found a delicious coffee substitute without the usual drawbacks.

The authors of the study point out, the reduction in stroke risk is “modest”, and may not apply to all women. They also admit “the protective effect of coffee is only found in those who are already relatively healthy”

Previous studies have suggested that coffee consumption in women with high blood pressure may increase risk of stroke. Women who want to reduce their risk of stroke would be better off targeting known risk factors for stroke by stopping smoking, eating a healthy diet and taking exercise, rather than trying to drink more coffee.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Food Standards Agency - nutrition research

Food Standards Agency - Agency seeks views on nutrition research

FSA Research

An opportunity to restore the balance between complementary preventative medicine and the present pill for an ill culture that has got us into this outrageous health mess ????

Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "We welcome this opportunity to try to highlight some of the glaringly obvious gaps in modern research. Some of the preventative measures that there's little industry and lobby led profit motivation to investigate properly perhaps..."

"The Food Standards Agency is currently carrying out a strategic review of its nutrition research portfolio and has launched a public consultation, seeking views on the future direction of this work. The consultation responses will be used by an external panel of experts, set up to undertake the review, to inform recommendations.

Professor Mike Kelly of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, is chairing the panel tasked with making recommendations to the FSA about the future content and the balance between different areas of research. This work aims to ensure that the portfolio continues to meet the policy needs of the FSA and is regarded as being value for money.

"The panel has been asked to horizon scan the Agency’s nutrition research needs, taking into account UK public health drivers, the role and remit of other funders and possible collaborations, current funding levels, value for money and key stakeholder views."

More Information.

Questions asked in Review

* What do you consider are the key evidence gaps in nutrition for which the FSA will need research to be initiated over the next ten years to meet its short to medium term policy needs? In broad terms, what type and scale of research would be needed?
* Do you consider the FSA to have a unique role in any areas (i.e. there are no other relevant funders) and/or significant role as a funder? Which other funders are key in these areas?
* Given the rising costs of performing research and budgetary pressures, what level of impact, in terms of delivery of evidence needs, do you think the FSA can make as a funder in these areas? In that context, what do you think the priorities and balance of the future FSA portfolio should look like?
* What would be the direct and indirect consequences for the FSA (and more generally) of it not being able to fund research in the identified priorities?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Healthy Eating and Nutrition Event

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Nutrition and Healthy Eating Events

Why we eat what we eat - The psychology of choice and AGM

Food and Health Forum
Date: Monday 16 March 2009| Venue: Royal Society of Medicine

This meeting aims to provide an overview of the latest research into the psychology of food choices. Areas covered will include the role of the hypothalamus, imaging of the brain's response to hunger, programming of appetite and obesity, the role of physical activity in controlling food cravings, mindless eating, the influence of sound, teenage eating, phenotypes and how we motivate people to change.

At the end of the meeting delegates will have gained a broad and up-to-date overview of the mechanisms that drive people to make food choices. They will have an understanding from this research as to what future research is needed and how we can implement in practice the knowledge that is already there.

Food and Health Forum - More information

The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
T. 0207 290 3935
F. 0207 290 2989

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Trying for a baby? Eat right to conceive - Tips on how to get pregnant

Trying for a baby? Eat right to conceive - Tips on how to get pregnant and understanding ovulation from First Response

Healthy Plate for conception and pregnancy diet

Yvonne Bishop-Weston's Healthy Diet Plate on First Response's Eat Right To Conceive Website.

Studies have shown that easy to implement dietary changes can make a profound difference to your health and fertility. The pre-conceptual care charity, Foresight, enjoy success rates of between 78% and 81% for healthy babies born to previously diagnosed 'infertile' parents.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Top 10 Superfoods for Winter

top 10 superfoods Winter health
Top 10 Superfoods for Winter on healthy and green livingMelissa selects her Top 10 Superfoods having rooted through the USDA report called "Lipophilic and Hydrophilic Antioxidant Capacities of Common Foods in the United States" and it's list of foods with the highest antioxidant levels and sifted out the ones that work well in the winter months.

Cabbage, Potatoes (?!?), Prunes, Red Apples, Blueberries, kidney beans, Pomegranates, vegan chocolate, pecans and cinnamon.